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John Travolta

An American actor, film producer, dancer, and singer. He first became known in the 1970s, after appearing on the television series Welcome Back, Kotter and starring in the box office successes Saturday Night Fever and Grease. Travolta's career re-surged in the 1990s, with his role in Pulp Fiction, and he has since continued starring in Hollywood films, including Face/Off, Ladder 49 and Wild Hogs. Travolta has twice been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor. The first, for his role in Saturday Night Fever and the second for Pulp Fiction. He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his performance in Get Shorty. Travolta, the youngest of six children, was born and raised in Englewood, New Jersey, an inner-ring suburb of New York City. His father, Salvatore Travolta, was a semi-professional football player turned tire salesman and partner in a tire company. His mother, Helen Cecilia, was an actress and singer who had appeared in The Sunshine Sisters, a radio vocal group, and acted and directed before becoming a high school drama and English teacher. His siblings are Joey, Ellen, Ann, Margaret, and Sam Travolta. Travolta's father was a second-generation Italian American and his mother was Irish American; he grew up in an Irish-American neighborhood and has said that his household was predominantly Irish in culture. His family was Roman Catholic. Travolta married actress Kelly Preston in 1991. The couple had a son, Jett, (April 13, 1992 - January 2, 2009), and have a daughter, Ella Bleu, born in 2000. On May 18, 2010, Travolta and Preston announced that she is pregnant with the couple's third child. The couple has regularly attended marriage counselling, and Travolta admits that therapy has helped the marriage. Travolta was involved with actress Diana Hyland, whom he met while filming The Boy in the Plastic Bubble; the relationship ended when she died of breast cancer in 1977. Travolta is a certified pilot and owns five aircraft, including an ex-Australian Boeing 707–138 airliner. The plane bears the name Jett Clipper Ella in honor of his children. His $4.9 million estate in the Jumbolair subdivision in Ocala, Florida, is situated on Greystone Airport with its own runway and taxiway right to his front door. Travolta has been a practitioner of Scientology since 1975 when he was given the book Dianetics while filming the movie The Devil's Rain in Durango, Mexico.

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Feb 18, 1954 In Englewood, New Jersey, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
Movie Die Hart 2023-02-22
Latest Project:
In the movie Nightmare 1974-01-08
Known For
Movie Die Hart Ron Wilcox
Movie The Princess Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
Movie Becoming Al Pacino Himself (archive footage)
Movie Paradise City Buck
Series Die Hart Ron Wilcox
Movie QT8: The First Eight Self (archive footage)
Movie The Fanatic Moose
Movie The Poison Rose Carson Philips
Movie Trading Paint Sam
Movie Speed Kills Ben Aronoff (Don Aronow)
Movie Studio 54 self (archive footage)
Movie Gotti John Gotti
Movie The Great Satan
Movie Stayin' Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees Himself
Movie John Travolta, le miraculé d'Hollywood Self - Actor (archive footage)
Movie Saturday Night Fever: The Ultimate Disco Movie Himself
Movie Princess Diana: Her Life, Her Death, the Truth Himself (archive footage)
Movie The Grease Story Danny Zuko
Movie David Blaine: Beyond Magic Himself
Movie In a Valley of Violence The Marshal
Movie Close Encounters with Vilmos Zsigmond Himself
Movie I Am Wrath Stanley Hill
Movie Criminal Activities Eddie
Movie Life on the Line Beau
Movie Urban Cowboy: The Rise and Fall of Gilley's Himself
Movie Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief Himself (archive footage)
Movie The Forger Raymond Cutter
Movie And the Oscar Goes To...
Movie Killing Season Emil Kovac
Movie Quentin Tarantino: 20 Years of Filmmaking Himself
Movie Casting By Himself
Movie Savages Dennis
Series The Scrat Show
Movie Paul Williams Still Alive Himself (archive footage)
Movie I'm Still Here Self (archive footage) (uncredited)
Movie From Paris with Love Charlie Wax
Movie Old Dogs Charlie
Movie Waking Sleeping Beauty Self (archive footage)
Movie The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 Ryder
Movie Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History Himself
Movie Bolt Bolt (voice)
Movie Hairspray Edna Turnblad
Movie Brando Himself
Movie Wild Hogs Woody Stevens
Movie Tony Bennett: An American Classic Himself
Movie Lonely Hearts Elmer C. Robinson
Movie Be Cool Chili Palmer
Movie Sylvester Stallone Bio. as himself
Movie Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon Jim Irwin
Movie Ladder 49 Captain Mike Kennedy
Movie A Love Song for Bobby Long Bobby Long
Movie John Travolta: The Inside Story Himself
Movie The Punisher Howard Saint
Movie John Travolta Remembers James Cagney Himself
Movie Basic Hardy
Movie Austin Powers in Goldmember John Travolta / Famous Goldmember ('Austinpussy')
Movie Swordfish Gabriel Shear
Movie Domestic Disturbance Frank Morrison
Movie Lucky Numbers Russ Richards
Movie Battlefield Earth Terl
Movie Battlefield Earth: Evolution & Creation Himself
Movie The General's Daughter Paul Brenner
Movie Our Friend, Martin Kyle's Dad
Movie Forever Hollywood Himself
Movie Welcome to Hollywood John Travolta
Movie Primary Colors Jack Stanton
Movie The Thin Red Line Brig. Gen. David Quintard
Movie A Civil Action Jan Schlichtmann
Movie Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's Himself
Movie Mad City Sam Baily
Movie She's So Lovely Joey Germoni
Movie Face/Off Sean Archer / Castor Troy
Movie Michael Michael
Movie Phenomenon George Malley
Movie Broken Arrow Maj. Vic 'Deak' Deakins
Movie White Man's Burden Louis Pinnock
Movie Get Shorty Chili Palmer
Movie Pulp Fiction Vincent Vega
Movie Look Who's Talking Now! James Ubriacco
Movie Boris and Natasha John Travolta
Movie Eyes of an Angel Bobby
Movie Shout Jack Cabe
Movie Chains of Gold Scott Barnes
Movie Look Who's Talking Too James Ubriacco
Movie Look Who's Talking James Ubriacco
Movie The Experts Travis
Movie The Grand Knockout Tournament Himself
Movie Basements Ben (segment "The Dumb Waiter")
Movie Perfect Adam
Movie That's Dancing! Himself
Movie Staying Alive Tony Manero
Movie James Bond: The First 21 Years Self
Movie Two of a Kind Zack
Movie Blow Out Jack Terry
Movie Urban Cowboy Bud Davis
Movie Moment by Moment Strip
Movie Grease Danny Zuko
Movie Grease Day USA Himself
Movie Saturday Night Fever Tony Manero
Movie The Boy in the Plastic Bubble Tod Lubitch
Movie Carrie Billy Nolan
Series Mr. T and Tina Vinnie Barbarino
Movie The Tenth Level Lab Technician (uncredited)
Series Welcome Back, Kotter Vinnie Barbarino
Movie The Devil's Rain Danny
Movie Nightmare Man Outside Store (uncredited)